INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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...................... 38 3 Menu Operations ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes........................................................................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card...................................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen ........................................................... 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ........................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ............................................................................................................................................................. 12 Quick Start Guide .......................................................................................................................................... 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ......................................... 4 Chapters ........................................................................................ 58 6 ................................... 48 7 Disabling Flash................................................................................................................. 46 1 Full Auto Techniques..... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ...................................................................................................................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List................... 10 Handling Precautions .... 29 Selecting the Interface Language..................................................................................................... 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ................................. 27 Setting the Date and Time.............................................................................................................................. 26 Turning on the Power .................................................................................................. 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects........................ 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ........................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ................ 35 Basic Operation ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Installing and Removing the Battery................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits............ 14 Nomenclature ...................................................... 55 x Image Playback.............. 5 Contents at a Glance................................................. 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting.................................................................................................................. 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.................................................................................

.................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .............................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality............................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style............................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..............87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...............................................................................................................................................................................................................97 A FE Lock..................................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ....................................................................................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer....................................................................................................106 7 ......................................................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE...................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ..............................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style .....66 S Selecting the AF Point .....................................................................................................94 Setting the Color Space ....................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ...96 A AE Lock ............................82 a: Manual Exposure..................................................................................................................................68 MF: Manual Focusing .......................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..........98 B: Setting the White Balance ...................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction .....................85 q Changing the Metering Mode........................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ........................99 2 White Balance Correction.........75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ...............................................................................................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................104 Preventing Camera Shake .......70 j Using the Self-timer ..........................................................

................................ 138 Card Reminder ...................... 124 Shooting Function Settings .................................................................................................................................. 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies......................... 156 u/y Magnified View .. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ............ 158 b Rotating the Image ................................................................................. 146 Setting the Flash ................................................................................................................. 139 File Numbering Methods ....... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ........... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes ................ 164 8 ........................................................................ 142 B Checking Camera Settings............ 111 Using AF to Focus ............................................................................................................................................................................. 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ................................................................ 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly......................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color...................................... 138 Silencing the Beeper ....... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............................................................. 159 k Enjoying Movies ............................................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor .......................................................................................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ........... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning .................................................................................................................................................................. 160 k Playing Movies ........................................................................................ 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness ......... 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time............................................................................. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.............................................................................. 113 Focusing Manually..........................................................................................................

........................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ...............................................................................................170 L Erasing Images .....................................................................................................................204 External Speedlites .....................................................................................176 wPrinting.................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ..............167 K Protecting Images ..........................................................................................................................216 Troubleshooting Guide.......................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .....................210 Menu Settings ...........165 Viewing the Images on TV ............Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)......................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...........................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) .........................................190 Custom Function Settings ......................................................................................................................................................................................171 B Shooting Information Display ................178 Trimming the Image ..........................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .........192 Registering My Menu .......................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ..................................................198 Setting Copyright Information...............................................................................203 Remote Control Shooting...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................212 System Map ..................................225 Index .................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ..........................218 Error Codes.............................................................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes............188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................

124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.46.49 (7 Flash Off) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.108 (A Live View shooting) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 53.45 .Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .50. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p. 62.

1) p.72 (76.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p.156 (H Index display) p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.167 (Video OUT) p.171 (L Delete) p.58 (x Playback) p.72 (73. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 83.53.68 (S AF point selection) p.170 (K Image protect) p.175 (Direct printing) 11 .

If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. To prevent condensation. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If condensation forms on the camera. do not use the camera. reflex mirror. dry. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt. well-ventilated location. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. and focusing screen. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. If there is condensation. viewfinder. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. remove the lens. 12 . If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If you accidentally drop the camera into water. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. card and battery from the camera. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Even while the camera is in storage. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. test all its functions before using it. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. If the camera has not been used for an extended period.

screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. are not a malfunction. However. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not store the card in hot. In low or high temperatures. speakers.01% or less pixels. or magnet. Do not subject it to excessive force. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. 13 . etc.. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. It will return to normal at room temperature. note the following: Do not drop. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. dusty. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. or vibration. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0.99% effective pixels. Although this is not a malfunction. the camera may become hot. or humid locations. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. Store the card in a case. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. bend. physical shock. or wet the card. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. Live View shooting. They do not affect the images recorded.

(p. see page 24. (p. see page 29. (p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. insert it into the slot.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. Attach the lens. (p.26) To charge the battery.31) With the card’s label facing you. (p. . Set the power switch to <1>.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.

(p.58). on the LCD monitor.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). If necessary. Focus the subject. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. and the camera will focus the subject. 2 sec. (p. the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p. To delete an image. Take the picture.171). see page 107. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. press the <x> button (p. Press the shutter button halfway. To display the image again. 15 . (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. Review the picture. see “Erasing Images” (p.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) Zoom position index (p.69.35) Contacts (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.33) Contacts (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.34) Focusing ring (p.35) Lens mount index (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.34) Hood mount (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.33) 21 .69.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom position index (p.33) Zoom ring (p.231) Zoom ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.

24).Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position. Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.

1 Eyepiece cover 23 . The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations.205). Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.

As shown in the illustration. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. When the battery is fully recharged. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. For safety reasons.10°C / 43°F . 2 Attach the battery. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. follow the above procedure in reverse.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). It takes approx. To detach the battery. 24 . attach the battery securely. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. the full-charge lamp will turn green.

Purchase a new battery. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. the battery has reached the end of its service life. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. After recharging the battery. a small amount of power current is released. When not using the camera. remove the battery. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. 25 . Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. Doing so can damage the battery charger. If necessary. Even during storage.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only.

Insert the battery until it locks in place.until it snaps shut. 1 Open the battery compartment cover. After opening the battery compartment cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. 2 Insert the battery. 3 Close the cover. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. 26 . Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. be careful not to swing it back further. the hinge might break.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. Otherwise. To prevent short circuiting. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.

Set to this position when not using the camera. <1> : The camera turns on. To turn on the camera again.37). [Recording . the LCD monitor will display <f>.139). you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. This is normal and not a problem. just press the shutter button halfway (p. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. About Auto Power Off To save battery power.. Even during the sensor cleaning.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. see page 29 to set the date/time. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. the <f> icon might not be displayed. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. During the sensor cleaning. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically.. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. 27 .Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p.

x : Battery level is slightly down. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. 470 shots without flash use and approx. 550 shots Approx. but adequate power remains. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. the number of possible shots may be lower. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. no Live View shooting. • Using the LCD monitor often. see page 109. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. n : Battery must be recharged. 470 shots Approx. Depending on the lens used. For battery life with Live View shooting. 28 .Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. 270 shots with 50% flash use.

then press <0>. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. set the date/time again. the [6] tab. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Press the <V> key to set the number.to select the the <U> key date or time number. 1 Display the menu. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. 29 . Be sure to set the correct date/time. the date/time might be reset. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. If this happens. the 3 SetPress date and time. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.) setting. Press then press <0>. then press <0>. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. The date/time will be set. (Returns to b. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. Under 2 Time].

3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). tab. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. then press <0>. then press <0>. 30 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. the 3 SetPress desired language. the the <V> key to select language. The interface language will change.

31 . Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. When you set the power switch to <1>. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. ISO speed. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. 3 Close the cover. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately).and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. 2 Insertshown by the illustration.138). image-recording quality. etc. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. the card.

Make sure the access lamp is off. Doing so may damage the image data. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p.42). Pull the card straight out. being erased. then let go. Set the power switch to <2>. • Opening the card slot cover. card. The card may then return to normal.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. remove and reinstall the card. If the card already contains recorded images..” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. • Removing the battery. then open the cover. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. If the error persists. Check that “Recording. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. the 2 Remove pushcard. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. use a different card.140). It may also damage the card or camera. never do any of the following. 32 .. or data is being transferred. • Shaking or banging the camera around. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Gently in the The card will stick out. then close the cover. the image number might not start from 0001 (p.

Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Red index lens. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 4 Remove the front lens cap. lens. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses.Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. autofocus will not operate. When storing the camera without a lens attached. do it in a place with minimal dust. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). 33 .

If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.6x. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. If you want to zoom. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. turn the lens as shown by the arrows. do not touch the rotating part. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.) 34 . Turn the lens until it stops.94 in. do it before focusing.9 mm / 0. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.42 x 0. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Doing so may cause loss of vision.88 x 0. then detach it.59 in. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Image sensor size (22.3 x 14.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.

6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens as an example. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.5-5. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 35 . If the camera is mounted on a tripod.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. picture. The Image Stabilizer will operate.5-5. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. However. the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.

Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 2. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. 4. place one foot in front of the other. To maintain a stable stance. 36 . see page 107. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 6. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. 3. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. sold separately) is recommended. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 5. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake.

Even during the menu display. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. then slowly press the shutter button completely. 37 . Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. image playback. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. You can press the shutter button halfway. and image recording. It can cause blurred pictures. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). To prevent camera shake. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps.

The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 1 Display the Quick Control screen.72). This is called the Quick Control screen. press the <Q> button. When the shooting settings are displayed. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 38 . the 2 SetPress desired setting. Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the the <S> key to select function to be set. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. you can select certain drive modes (p.

89) Shooting mode* (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.72) Picture Style (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. <0> 39 . select the function and press <0>.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.103) Drive mode (p.80) Shutter speed (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.75) White balance (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.86) AF mode (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).70) Metering mode (p.99) ISO speed (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.

the tabs and menu options displayed will be different.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. <S> cross keys. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . and <0> button on the camera back. use the <M> button. etc. date/time. While looking at the LCD monitor.

41 . the setting. 5 SetPress desired set it. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. then press <0>. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. A list of menu functions is on page 212. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. <0> to setting.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. item. tab.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 4 Select the setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue.

then select [OK]. When the formatting is completed. the menu will reappear. etc. Even protected images will be erased. If necessary. 42 . before formatting the card.. 2 Format the card. 1 Select [Format]. format the card with the camera. Under the [5] tab. all images and data in the card will be erased. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. When the card is formatted. select [Format]. then The card will be formatted. For low-level formatting. Select [OK]. press <0>.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. then press <0>. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. transfer the images to a computer.

About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The actual data is not completely erased. When discarding the card. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. The card is full with images or data. Then format the card with the camera. only the file management information is changed. 43 . A card-related error is displayed (p. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When the card is formatted or data is erased. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer.224). Even in this case.

17. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. etc. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. In such a case. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. the LCD monitor might turn off. image. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Appears when you press the <x> button. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. If a fluorescent light is nearby. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. menu screen. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. 44 .Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. If this happens. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. the display-off sensor (p. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below.

Ba si cZ one 45 .Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. Also.103). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes.210). all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. With the Basic Zone modes. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast.

halfway. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. If necessary.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. the built-in flash will popup automatically. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. 46 . At the same time. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. on the LCD monitor. If the built-in flash has popped up. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. 3 Focus the subject. All the AF points will be used to focus. and generally the closest object will be focused. you can push it back down with your fingers. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. Focus confirmation light picture.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

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The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

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The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Under low light. the built-in flash will fire. If you are too close to the subject. To make small things appear much larger. etc. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. If you have a zoom lens. A simple background makes the flower. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. stand out better. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. Move to the subject as close as possible. 52 . If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. use a macro lens (sold separately). use the telephoto end.25m/0. Some lenses have indications such as <40. use the <4> (Close-up) mode.8ft>. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. move away from the subject. With a zoom lens.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close..

If you hold down the shutter button. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. approx. Hold the camera steady and shoot.7 shots per sec. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. During autofocusing. press the shutter button completely. continuous shooting (max. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Aim the center AF point over the subject. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. 53 . If focus cannot be achieved. When you want to take the picture. use the <5> (Sports) mode. 3.) and autofocusing will take effect. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. the beeper will continue beeping softly. Use the center AF point to focus.

the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Under low light.4 feet from the camera. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Also. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. 54 . When using a zoom lens. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots.4 feet from the camera. If the self-timer is also used.

the the <S> key to select function to be set. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. 55 . selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. see page 56-57. the image-recording quality.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. depth of field. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. to select You can <S> key the function (7). the 3 SetPress desired setting. etc. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p.C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. picture. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. However. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. For details about each function. * CA stands for Creative Auto. color tone (Picture Style).

it will not be applied. If you move it toward the right. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. If you want to blur the background. When flash is used.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you move it toward the right. <D> (Flash on). see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. the background will look more in focus. If you set <b> (Flash off). or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. the background might not look so blurred. the background will look more blurred. the picture will look darker. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. the picture will look brighter. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. 56 .

see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. (5) Single. the set number of shots is taken continuously. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. landscapes. 57 .C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect.71. continuous. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. (p. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.204). <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. By pressing <0>. * By pressing <0>. you can set it for portraits.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. Remote control shooting is also possible (p. or black-and-white photos. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3.. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality.7 frames per second (fps).

To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. Each time you press the <B> button. image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. the display format will change. see page 155. the last captured image will be displayed. press the <Z> key.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. 58 . For more details on the playback procedure. 1 Playback the image. press the <Y> key. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display. When you press the <x> button.

you can set various functions and be more creative. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * <d> stands for Program.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. 3 59 . most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. to prevent spoiled shots. * AE stands for Auto Exposure.

60 .d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 2 Focus the subject. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. Then press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. This is called Program AE. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 4 Take the picture. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display.

Program shift is not possible with flash. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). drive mode.62) or use the built-in flash (p. In the <d> mode.64).64). The program can be shifted. the program shift will be canceled. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. either increase the ISO speed (p. After you take the picture. drive mode. decrease the ISO speed. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. and other functions (p. So under low light. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.62) or use flash (p.210). built-in flash. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. In low light (30" 3. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. You can freely set the AF mode. 61 . With <d>. you can change the ISO speed (p. In bright light (4000 22). the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. many functions such the AF mode. The functions you can set are limited.5). the built-in flash will not fire automatically. as shown in the figure. In very low light or very bright light.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash.

the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . the ISO speed is set automatically (p. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.6400. etc. the farther the flash range will be (p.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. With “AUTO” selected. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.63). dots of light. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 Press the <Z> button. In the Basic Zone modes.) may appear. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 .194).Fn)] menu. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial.1600 1600 . (9) [ISO speed] will appear.6400 (p.400 400 .Fn)] menu. noise (banding.63). Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images.192).64). When you shoot at high ISO speeds. “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p. the ISO speed. 62 .

in the image’s shooting information. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. 400.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. As indicated below. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. Under the [y] tab. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. However. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. or 3200. 1600. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. 800. 63 . the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. Select the ISO speed. the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. 200. then press <0>. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. the ISO speed will be set within this range. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. When “AUTO” is set. Therefore.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. then press <0>. select [ISO Auto].

5 .61 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.138 [Approx. .9.5 .3.5 / 3.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.13 / 3.5 .24 1 .5 / 3.7.22 1 .5 .5 . in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.5 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.2. While the flash is recycling.5 / 3.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.17 1 .15 1 . low light.11 1 .69 1 . picture.42 / 3.5 / 3.5 .97 1 .31 1 .5.15 / 3.49 1 .43 1 .12 1 .5 .5 .5-5.4.5 / 3. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 .5 .30 / 3.21 / 3.5 .11 / 3.1/200 sec.34 1 . the shutter speed (1/60 sec. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder. In the <d> mode. In Creative Zone modes. the flash will fire for the picture. button halfway.5 .5 / 3.5-5.5 .7.6.6 IS lens 64 . 1 Press the <D> button.19 / 3.5 / 3.5 / 3. or backlit conditions in daylight.5 .5 .3.6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.26 / 3.

The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. take the picture after this display turns off. By increasing the ISO speed.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. For important shots. increase the ISO speed. then press <0>. In bright light. when the room is well lit.3 feet away from the subject. Then when you press the shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. Under the [1] tab. the picture will be taken. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject.]. 65 . Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. For best results. you can extend the flash range. Select [Enable]. then press <0>. decrease the ISO speed. or when you go closer to the subject. when you press the shutter button halfway. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). decrease the ISO speed. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. For flash photography. select [Red-eye reduc. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>.

2 Press mode] will appear. the camera will focus only once. When focus is achieved. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. In the Basic Zone modes. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. You can then recompose the shot if desired. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. When you press the shutter button halfway.86). [AF 3 Select the AF mode. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. the focus will be locked. With evaluative metering (p. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. 66 . then press <0>. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. 4 Focus the subject. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. 1 On the lens. the <ZE> button.

However. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. the subject will be focused continuously.202). the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject starts moving. When the AF point selection (p. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. 67 . the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. the beeper will sound softly. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. Also. if the subject moves away from the center AF point.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. During autofocusing. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken.68) is automatic. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. If this occurs. With AI Servo AF.

the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. all the AF points are active. Generally. <f>. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. 2 Select the AF point. and <a> modes. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. While looking at the viewfinder. 1 Press the <S> button. 68 . you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. the subject. With the <d> (Program AE). Therefore. When all AF points light up. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. <s>. automatic AF point selection will be set.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes.

If you focus the eyes first. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. If it is difficult to focus.0 to f/2.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close.8. 69 . and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. First use the center AF point to focus. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. Also. 2 Focus the subject. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. select and use the center AF point. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. the beeper sounds. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. with a fast lens from f/1.

193) is set to [2: Strong]. Flash can also be used. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. 70 .7 shots per sec. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. 2 Select <i>. 3 Take the picture. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. In AI Servo AF mode. Since the flash will require recycling time. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. the continuous shooting speed will be slower.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. Press the <U> then press <0>. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. key to select <i>.

When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. then press <0>. 71 . then press the shutter button completely.106) q: 10-sec. (p. To cancel the self-timer after it starts.58). After taking self-timer shots. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. beeper. Look through the viewfinder. use focus lock (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. press the <YiQ> button. Two seconds before the picture is taken. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. With <q>.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. self-timer The remote control can also be used. attach the eyepiece cover (p. 2 Select the self-timer. focus the subject. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.204) l: 2-sec. self-timerN (p.205). 3 Take the picture. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. it may throw off the exposure. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. Q: 10-sec.

5+6. 72 . * The file size. 4.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.9. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). then press <0>.0 megapixels (8M) Approx.2 3.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. 17.1 24. and other settings. 17. Custom Functions. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Under the [1] tab.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx. select [Quality].4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.9 megapixels (18M) Approx. 1 Select [Quality].5 24. 2 Selectyour reference. ISO speed. 17. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. image size in pixels (****x****). card brand.2 1. 8. number of possible shots. or 4. and Standard Picture Style. 8.0.4 3. then press <0>. the image-recording quality. [Quality] will appear.7 2. Select the desired quality.5 megapixels (4.5 megapixels) and the image quality.4 1. ISO 100.5M) Approx.

1. If 8 is selected. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer.8x12. 11. Even with the same number of pixels. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate. Depending on the shooting conditions. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. it might be fewer than indicated.7in.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. Or.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.9. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. 83 A4 (29. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 .5x11.7cm/7.7x21cm/ 1 83. the image quality will be slightly lower. Other than 1. For details.0in.3in. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.9in.0x5. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.8x3. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.7cm/16.7x8. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.8x10cm/5. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. 14.) you want to crop the image. 73 . any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. the 7 image has higher image quality. but more images can be saved to the card. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. or 1+73 is recommended. If A3 (42x29.

193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. JPG File extension 1. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . (Noise may be noticeable in the images. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension .JPG for JPEG and .CR2 for RAW).3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject. 74 . Using the provided software is recommended. Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). CR2 0001 .Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.

A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. and very sharp and crisp images. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. The image looks softer. Effective for impressive landscapes. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. you can adjust the skin tone. picture. [Picture Style] will appear. 75 . 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. then press <0>. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. sharp. 1 Press the <XA> button. Picture Style. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. Effective for close-ups of women or children. and crisp. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. By changing the [Color tone] (p.92). you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.

W User Def. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style.A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. a Picture Style file. and adjust it as desired (p. Other than with 1. The image is dull and subdued. 76 . the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color.91). When [Monochrome] is selected. [Landscape]. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. etc. For natural colors and subdued images. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled.. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.

Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. aperture setting. Except for <8>. The second half of this chapter. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. 77 .

“0"5” indicates 0.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. the desired shutter speed. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. 78 . Also.5 sec. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. and “15"” is 15 sec. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed. picture. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. However. * <s> stands for Time value.

If this happens. If the exposure will be too bright. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. If this happens.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. If you use a telephoto lens. to 1/500 sec. or slower. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. to 1/30 sec. to 30 sec. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. If the exposure will be too dark. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. 79 . If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement.

Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. 80 . The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. the desired aperture. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. picture. the smaller the aperture opening will be. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus).f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp.

you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. If the picture will be too bright. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. If this happens. On the other hand. 81 . the narrower the depth of field. And the closer the subject. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. but also the lens and subject distance.) shutter speed display will blink. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. If the picture will be too dark. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). the “4000” (1/4000 sec. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. Under low light. If this happens. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. In such cases.) shutter speed display will blink. the “30"” (30 sec. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed.

(fixed)] (p. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec.30 sec.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. . the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.192). 82 . In low light. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. If you are handholding the camera. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Using a tripod is recommended. to suit the scene’s brightness. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.112).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.

While you change the shutter speed and aperture. turn the <6> dial. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. * <a> stands for Manual. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. To set the shutter speed. 83 . If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. to 1/30 sec.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. To set the aperture. or to bulb. the exposure level mark will move. You can decide which exposure level to set. With flash.103) is set to anything other than [Disable].

a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. 84 . the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. etc. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. the image might look a little grainy. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.193). 205) is recommended. later. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p.204. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.204) for bulb exposures. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. p. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. For bulb exposures. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. It can be used to photograph fireworks. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure.

A slow shutter speed has been set. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Flash can be used.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. Use a tripod to steady the camera. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. I want to use flash. however. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. 85 . it means that the subject is too dark. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. the subject. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. it means that the subject is too bright. The exposure is correct. 3 Take the picture. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. Decrease the ISO speed. Increase the ISO speed.

1 Select [Metering mode]. then press <0>. the 2 SetPress metering mode. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.select the the <U> key to metering mode. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. Normally. etc. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. 86 . q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. select [Metering mode]. This metering mode is for advanced users. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. Under the [2] tab. This metering mode is for advanced users. then press <0>. evaluative metering is recommended.

comp. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. 87 . Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. After taking the picture./AEB] on page 89. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left.

(Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount.38). You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func.149). (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired.89). turn the <6> dial to the right. 1 Display the Quick Control screen.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. turn the <6> dial to the left.] will be displayed at the bottom. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. setting] option. comp] (p./ AEB] menu (p. The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. To make the flash exposure brighter. 2 Select [y].<S> key to select [y*]. comp. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). 88 . press the <Q> button (p. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Select [Flash exp. With the shooting settings displayed. Press the [Flash exposure comp. After taking the picture.

/AEB]. then press <0>. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo. and increased exposure. comp. select [Expo. decreased exposure. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). When you press the shutter button halfway. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount./AEB]. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. AEB amount picture. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. Under the [2] tab. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. You can then choose the best exposure. Press <0> to set it. the AEB amount. comp.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below. 89 .

With <q> set. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure.57). The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. flash recycling is complete. decreased exposure. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. and increased exposure. etc. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. and increased exposure. AEB will be applied. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. decreased exposure. you can take three continuous shots.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. If <i> continuous shooting (p. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. 90 .103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). Using AEB with exposure compensation.

then press the Select Style. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. take test shots. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Picture Style].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. <B> button. then press <0>. the 4 SetPress parameter. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. then press <0>. select [Picture Style].A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. The Detail set. parameter. To see the resulting effects. then press <0>. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. screen will appear. see page 93. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. 91 . To customize [Monochrome].

the more diluted the colors will look. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. the more yellow the skin tone will look. the softer the image will look. To decrease the color saturation. The closer it is to F. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. To make it sharper. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to G. The closer it is to E. The closer it is to H. set it toward the plus end. To make it less sharp. set it toward the minus end. set it toward the F end. set it toward the E end. the sharper the image will look. set it toward the minus end. To increase the contrast. To decrease the contrast. To make the skin tone redder. The closer it is to H. the bolder the colors will look.] in step 3. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. To increase the color saturation. 92 . the crisper the image will look. The closer it is to H. To make the skin tone less red. the blander the image will look. The closer it is to G. the redder the skin tone will look. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image.

you can create a monochrome image in that color.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. It can make the image look more impressive. The sunset will look more brilliant. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. Skin tones and lips will look fine. The blue sky will look more natural. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. The blue sky will look quite dark. 93 . Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. and the white clouds will look crisper. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The blue sky will look slightly darker.

To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. [User Def. 1 Select [Picture Style]. select [Picture Style].*]. press With [Picture <0>. Style] selected. select the Picture Style here. Under the [2] tab. then press the Select [User Def. screen will appear. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.]. 3]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. 1]. then press <0>. 2 Select [User Def. or [User Def. Style. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. 3 Press <0>. 94 . The Detail set. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 2]. then press <0>. <B> button.

follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. the 6 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. all the [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. then press <0>. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. *]. changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness].A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. *] and then shoot. 95 . For details. *] will be displayed in blue. *].144). If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def.

you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB.0 (Exif 2. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. 1 Select [Color space].21). 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). then press <0>. For normal shooting.21). Under the [2] tab. With this camera. the color space. sRGB is recommended. select [Color space]. then [sRGB] press <0>. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. The ICC profile is not appended.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. Adobe RGB. sRGB is set automatically.0 (Exif 2. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. In Basic Zone modes. 96 .

Each time you press the <A> button. It is effective for backlit subjects. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. 97 .68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. it locks the current auto exposure setting. AE lock is applied at the center AF point.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. 1 Focus the subject. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Press the shutter button halfway. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock).A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. button. then recompose and take the shot. and take picture. The exposure setting will be displayed. This is called AE lock.

98 . a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. then press the <A> button. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash. <A> button. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. The flash is fired to take the picture. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. the <D> icon will blink. In the viewfinder. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Each time you press the <A> button.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. 4 Take the picture. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit.

you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. The plain. Normally. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. 1 Photograph a white object. Spot metering circle 99 . In Basic Zone modes. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. [White appear. The “Approx. white object should fill the spot metering circle. You can set any white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. <Q> will be set automatically. then press <0>. 2 Select the white balance.

If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. then press <0>. Press the <WB> button. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. press the <M> button to exit the menu. If you do step 3. 100 . then press <0>. 4 Select the custom white balance. it cannot be selected in step 3. select [OK] and the data will be imported.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. When the menu reappears.76). data. a correct white balance might not be obtained. On the dialog screen which appears. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. 2 Select [Custom tab. Press the <U> key to select <O>. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. Instead of a white object. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. then press <0>.

G1 101 . This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. A is amber. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. and G is green. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. then press <0>. M is magenta. Under the [2] tab. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. On the upper right. the correction. During the white balance correction. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. B is for blue. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position.) Sample setting: A2. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount.

Standard white balance. Blue (B) bias. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. and 3. On the right. when you turn the <6> dial. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. or 1. Standard white balance. Green (G) bias.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. and 3. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). “BKT” stands for Bracketing. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Set the white balance bracketing amount. 102 . the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. Magenta (M) bias. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. In step 2 for white balance correction. Amber (A) bias. During WB bracketing. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. 2. 2. Since three images are recorded for one shot. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. the card will take longer to record the shot. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1.

it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. The default setting is [Standard]. noise might increase. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. then press <0>. the image might still come out bright. 3 Take the picture. If you want a darker exposure. 103 . For RAW images.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. In Basic Zone modes. set this to [Disable] first. [Standard] is set automatically. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. With JPEG images. Under the [2] tab. the correction is done when the image is captured. then press <0>. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. the setting. flash exposure compensation.

If [Correction data not available] is displayed. correct. then press <0>. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. select [Peripheral illumin. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page.]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. For RAW images. With JPEG images. the correction is done when the image is captured. then press <0>. correct.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. screen. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. Under the [1] tab. the four corners of the picture might look darker. The default setting is [Enable]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).]. 3 Take the picture.

For JPEG images already captured. If the lens does not have distance information. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. The higher the ISO speed. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. 105 . the correction amount will be lower. With EOS Utility (provided software). even if [Correction data available] is displayed. if you select [Enable]. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. In step 2. 25 lenses. Depending on shooting conditions.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. noise might appear on the image periphery. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. For details. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. the lower the correction amount will be. When using a non-Canon lens. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

106 . In such cases. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. 1 Focus the subject.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. press the transmit button. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. The mirror will swing up. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. then the picture is taken 2 sec.195). Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Do not point the camera toward the sun. single shooting will take effect. but no picture will be taken. there will be a shutter-release sound. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Remote control shooting. delay. press the shutter button completely. later. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. it will go back down automatically. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. When you press the shutter button completely. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). later. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. the mirror locks up. mirror lockup is effective.

camera shake can cause blurred images. This is called “Live View shooting. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen.” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 107 . If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. Using a tripod is recommended.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. For details.

Press the <A> button. with AF or Before shooting. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 100%. picture. 2 Focus the subject. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. After the image review ends. 108 . Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. focus manual focus (p. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. When you press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting.113-120). The image’s field of view is approx. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. 109 . 30 min. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx.] to [Enable]. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122. there will be two shutter sounds. do not point the lens toward the sun. set [Live View shoot. During Live View shooting. but only one shot will be taken.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. 1 hr. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. When flash is used.

If flash is used or bulb is set. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting.or bright-light conditions. 110 . AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. If <g> is blinking. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the information display will change. However. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference).

pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. Picture Style. In Creative Zone modes. and AF mode. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. the AF points will also be displayed. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 1 Press the <Q> button. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 111 . When <f> is selected. function and set it. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. drive mode. you can also set the white balance.

Even while the Live View image is displayed. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. or [Quick mode] (p.204) for Live View shooting. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). you can display grid lines.]. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p.113). In Creative Zone modes. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>.139). (camera power remains on). you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. 112 . During continuous shooting. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. [6 Sensor cleaning]. 169). [7 Clear settings]. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). or [7 Firmware Ver. p. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. the Live View shooting will be terminated. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min.118). These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. [u Live mode] (p. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button.114). If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p.167. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting.

To return the AF point to the center. Press the <A> button. 113 . Select the AF mode. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. While the Live View image is displayed.118). If you want to achieve precise focus.114). The AF point < > will appear. [u Live mode] (face detection. p. and [Quick mode] (p. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. Also. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. select [AF mode]. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen.120). magnify the image. press the <L> button. Under [6 Live View function settings]. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. and focus manually (p. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. AF point 2 Move the AF point.

1 Display the Live View image. picture. human faces are detected and focused. 114 . the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. Press the <A> button. If focus is not achieved. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the AF point will turn orange. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. Have the target person face the camera.Using AF to Focus the subject. <q> will be displayed.108). When focus is achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. If multiple faces are detected. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. When a face is detected.

You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. or partially hidden. face detection will not be possible. 115 . the center AF point < > will be used to focus. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. the AF point will turn orange. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. When you press the <L> button. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode.113). If the focus is way off.108). The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. If a face cannot be detected. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. titled horizontally or diagonally. too bright or too dark. picture. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. When focus is achieved. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. If focus is not achieved. the <p> will be grayed out.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject.

If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. If this happens.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. then take the picture. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. Even when focus has been achieved. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. the focus might be off. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. In the u Live mode. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. 116 . pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. the image will be magnified at the AF point. return to the normal view and autofocus.

The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Under a light source whose brightness. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. Subjects strongly reflecting light. Night scenes or points of light. color. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Extremely small subjects. 117 . or pattern keeps changing. Subjects in low light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. A special effects filter is used. flat surfaces. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera.

Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. Press the <A> button.66). Although you can focus the target area quickly.<Q> button. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. and the larger box is the magnifying frame.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. 118 . The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.

The Live View image will turn off.Using AF to Focus the subject. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. The AF point used to focus will light in red. picture. the reflex mirror will go back down. When focus is achieved. 119 . Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.108). and AF will be executed.

While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. press the <L> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame.the magnified image. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. the image. Each time you press the <u> button. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. picture. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus.108). 120 . After achieving focus.

the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. However. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. If you point the camera in a different direction. the image quality might degrade. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. If this happens. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. When you magnify the image. 121 . Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. In low light. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the screen might flicker. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If the light source within the image changes. However. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. such as the sun.

the exposure might not come out as desired. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used.191). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red.) may appear. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. etc. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. During the magnified view. If you take the picture during magnified view. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. This is to prevent image degradation. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Before taking a long exposure. dots of light. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. 122 . Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. noise (banding. the image will be captured in the normal view. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.

Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). the movie might not be recorded properly. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. To check the card’s read/write speed. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. the movie might not playback properly. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. The movie recording format will be MOV. 123 .

autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. While the movie is being shot. 169). 124 .167. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. 2 Focus the subject. During movie shooting. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. 3 Shooting the movie. If necessary. press <A> again.movie. When you press the shutter button halfway. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.113-120). the camera will focus with the current AF mode. do not point the lens toward the sun. The reflex mirror will make a sound. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. To stop movie shooting.

The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. 20 min. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. and aperture are set automatically. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. size] setting (p.. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. the top.131). Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. 1 hr. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. The ISO speed.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. press the <S> button. 125 . 40 min. During movie shooting.97). AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. 1 hr.126) on the screen’s bottom left. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. If you use Movie crop. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting.16).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. you can set the exposure compensation. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. left. shutter speed.16). Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.5mm dia. bottom.

126 . Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the information display will change. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. When movie shooting starts.

2 Select [Movie exposure].1/60 sec. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. the speed. Select [Manual]. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. and ISO speed for movie shooting.1/30 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. turn the <6> dial. aperture. .6400 127 . The reflex mirror will make a sound.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed.[Movie Under the [o] tab. To set the aperture. 3 Select [Manual]. then press <0>. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. then press <0>. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. To set the shutter speed. . • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . select exposure].

due to the drive of the lens aperture. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. the movie image might flicker.124). and aperture will not be displayed. to 1/125 sec. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. shutter speed. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. the shooting mode. will be recorded. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.173). the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. With Auto ISO. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. 128 . The faster the shutter speed. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. With manual exposure shooting. is recommended. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look.

The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). If you take a still photo during movie shooting. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. 1 sec. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 .

function and set it.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. When <f> is selected. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. movierecording size. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. image-recording quality (for still photos). pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. and AF mode. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. 1 Press the <Q> button. 130 . Picture Style. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. the AF points will also be displayed. Auto Lighting Optimizer.

It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). Russia. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. China. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. : Standard-definition recording quality. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Still photos cannot be taken. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. etc. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. in [Live mode]. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Also. Mexico. Korea. Australia. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. 131 .). it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. etc.). Japan. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec.

AF during k When [Enable] is set. continuous autofocusing is not possible. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. 330 MB/min. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 24 min. approx. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. AF is possible during movie shooting. 300. or [Quick mode].000 pixels at [640x480]. 59 sec. To start movie shooting again. 39 min. You can select [Live mode]. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. [u Live mode]. 132 . AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 49 min. AF will be executed in Live mode. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 49 min. 1 hr. 12 min. and approx. However.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. you can extract a still image from the movie. 330 MB/min. 165 MB/min. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. press the <A> button. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx.

If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting).Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. For AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AF/AF lock. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. then press the transmit button. While holding down the <w> button. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. AE lock is not possible. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. p. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. 133 .204) to start and stop the movie shooting. press the <w> button. still photo shooting will take effect. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. press the <w> button. • AE/AF. For AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. AE lock is not possible.

monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. shutter speed. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. you can display grid lines.6400. highlight detail will be improved. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. and aperture for movie shooting (p.5mm dia. 134 . set this option to [Auto].Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally.127). If [Enable] is set. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically.16). The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.

If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. First.126) will be displayed in red. If the card has a fast writing speed.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. 135 . If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. the faster the indicator will climb upward. the movie shooting might stop. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. If the indicator becomes full. The slower the card. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If you take still photos during movie shooting.

the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. 136 . the <E> icon may appear on the screen. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. When not shooting. However. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. The image quality of movies is not affected. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. If this happens. the image quality may be degraded. the sound will be properly recorded. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. 169) and shoot a movie. the movie shooting will stop automatically. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. turn off the camera.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. However. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.167.

147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.153) 7 137 .143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Card Reminder (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.

select [Image review]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. select [Release shutter without card]. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. then press <0>. then press <0>. 138 . if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. Select [Disable]. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Under the [1] tab. During the image review. and you cannot release the shutter. select [Beep]. Under the [1] tab.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. Select [Disable]. If [Off] is set. the image display will end. then press <0>. then press <0>. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. Select the desired review time. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture.

either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. With the adjustment screen displayed. You can set this auto power-off time. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. If [Off] has been set. Under the [5] tab. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. then press <0>. Under the [6] tab. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. When checking the exposure of an image. then press <0>. Select the desired power-off time. then press <0>. 139 .. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. press the <B> button. then press <0>. select [Auto power off]. select [LCD brightness]. To turn on the LCD monitor again.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness.

The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. If you want to use continuous file numbering. select [File numbering]. Even after you replace the card.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The available settings are described below. You can change how the file number is assigned. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. Select one. then press <0>.JPG. then press <0>. Under the [5] tab.

shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. MOV” for movies. “. After the manual reset. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. the file name will start with “IMG_”. Replace it with a new card.JPG” for JPEG images. and “. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. When you reset the file numbering manually. 999 reaches 9999. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. for example. the file numbering restarts from 0001. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. Each time you replace the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder.CR2” for RAW images. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. The extension will be “.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. If the file number in folder No. To restart the file numbering from 0001. For both JPEG and RAW images. you should use a newly-formatted card. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. 141 .

I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. then playback the image. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. The setting of this feature can be changed. 142 . In such a case. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. The available settings are described below. Also. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. On the camera’s LCD monitor. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. select [Auto rotate]. but the image does not rotate during playback. [OnPD] is set. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. Select one. then press <0>. the image might not rotate for playback. Set [OnPD].Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. Use the software provided with the camera instead. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. then press <0>. It will be rotated. Under the [5] tab.

press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.102) Live View shooting (p.107) Red-eye reduction (p.150) 143 . Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.29) Beeper (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.96) WB correction (p.101)/ WB bracketing (p. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu. While the menu is displayed.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p.138) Auto power off (p.146) Date/Time (p.

Fn)]. 3 Select [OK]. Under the [7] tab. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. select [Clear all Custom Func. (C. 1 Select [Clear settings]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 144 . then press <0>. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. desired setting. Select [OK]. select [Clear all camera settings]. then press <0>. select [Clear settings].

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.

the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. Select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab. Select the desired color. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Select [LCD auto off]. 146 . then press <0>. Select [Disable]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. then press <0>.

select [Flash control]. If [Disable] is set. Select [Flash control]. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. Under the [1] tab.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. setting]. The flash control screen will appear. setting] The [Built-in flash func. [Flash firing] Normally. 147 . The flash functions will be displayed. setting] or [External flash func. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. set this to [Enable]. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. The functions displayed under [External flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. then press <0>. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. setting] and [External flash func. setting] and [External flash func. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. [Built-in flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions.

and [Wireless set. you can also set [Hi-speed]. This is for advanced users. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. Normally. * For other flash modes. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual.]. If an external Speedlite is attached. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. However. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts.. If [2nd curtain] is set.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. With 2nd curtain sync. setting] and [External flash func. Shutter sync. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. 148 . [Zoom]. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). and once immediately before the exposure ends. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. For details.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. • Setting the power switch to <2>. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. A brush can scratch the sensor. 154 . Clean the sensor with care. If the power is turned off. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. • Opening the card slot cover. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. If the power is cut off. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. never do any of the following.

going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set. 155 . 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed.

3 Select the image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 4 images and one image displayed. 1 Playback the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. When you press the <x> button. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. display. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 156 .

157 . In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. turn the <6> dial. select either one to display only movies or stills. select [Date]. by jumping. press the <V> key. To change the jump method.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. On the single-image display. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. the jump method and current image location are indicated. On the bottom right. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 1 Select the jump method. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. then press <0>.

1 Magnify the image. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. The image will be magnified. If you hold down the <u> button. press the <u> button. During image playback. To exit the magnified display. A movie cannot be magnified. 158 . the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. Magnified area position around image.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. If you hold down the button. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display.

You can also select an image on the index display. select [Rotate]. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. Under the [3] tab.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. repeat steps 2 and 3. then press <0>. To exit and return to the menu. press the <M> button. 1 Select [Rotate].142) before taking vertical shots. 3 Rotate the image. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. you need not rotate the image as described above. A movie cannot be rotated. <0>. 2 Select the image. 159 . the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p.

Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Playback on a TV set (p. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. 160 .k Enjoying Movies Basically. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality.167. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal.

k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser. inquire the software maker. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. For details on commercially-available software. 161 . use a high-performance personal computer. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. For smooth movie playback. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. see the PDF file instruction manual.

Press the <x> button to display the image. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. Speaker the movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display. Select The movie will start playing. With the single-image display. then press <0>. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. press On <0>. For more details on the playback procedure. 162 . you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 3 Pressthe single-image display. During movie playback. 4 Playback[7] (Play). You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. movie. <0>. During the index display. see the next page.

2 hr. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Displays the movie’s last frame.164). (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.) 163 . 30 min. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. During the single-image display. a single previous frame is displayed. Each time you press <0>. Displays the editing screen (p. 169) to playback a movie.173).167. the movie will play frame-byframe. Each time you press <0>. the still photo will be displayed for approx.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. it will fast forward the movie. during the movie playback. Displays the movie’s first frame. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. it will rewind the movie. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 1 sec. If you hold down <0>. If you hold down <0>.

go back to step 2.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. be edited out. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. To cancel the editing. select [2] and press <0>. To save it as a new movie. select [Overwrite]. 3 Check the edited movie. press <0>. 4 Save the[W]. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). Select The save screen will appear. If the card does not have enough room. select [New file]. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. After deciding which part to edit out. 164 . To save it and overwrite the original movie file. increments. 1 On the movie playback screen. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). [New file] will not be selectable. then press <0>. Then press <0>. then press <0>. increments (position indicated by [X]). movie. The editing screen will be displayed. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. To change the editing. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. select [X]. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified.

Press the <V> key to select the date. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. Then press <0>. select [Slide show]. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. 1 Select [Slide show]. then press <0>. Only the movies in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . If you selected [iDate].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Under the [3] tab. The [Select date] screen will appear. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back.

press <0>. For still photos. During pause. During auto playback. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. Press <0> again to resume the slide show.. press the <M> button. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. To pause the slide show. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. the key to select [Set up]. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. Press then press <0>. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. you can press the <U> key to view another image. then press the <M> button.] is displayed. After [Loading image. 166 . 169. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. 5 Quit the slide show.. During the slide show. During movie playback. To view the slide show on a TV set. auto power off will not take effect. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. then press <0>. see pages 167. The display time may vary depending on the image. During pause. the slide show will start.

turn off the camera and television. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. insert it into the <D> terminal. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. 167 . * Depending on the TV set. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. button. see page 162. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. part of the image displayed might be cut off. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. you can change the display format. By pressing the <B> button. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. To playback movies.

The menu will appear. Select [Enable]. then press the Enter button. image. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Press the / button to select an option. Under the [4] tab. For a slide show. In such a case. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Then press the Enter button. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Doing so may cause a malfunction. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. then press <0>. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. then press the Enter button. When you press the camera’s <x> button. 168 . Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. then press <0>.

set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera.) To playback movies. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. the images will not be displayed properly. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. see page 162. button. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. and use the camera to control the playback operation. In such a case. see the TV set’s instruction manual. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. 169 . Certain TV sets. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. may not operate properly. For details. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera.

This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. Under the [3] tab. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. then press <0>. 1 Select [Protect images].172). then press <0>. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. 170 . The protect setting screen will appear.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. When an image is protected. To erase a protected image. If you format the card (p. The <K> icon will disappear. only the protected images will remain. select [Protect images]. repeat step 2. Once an image is protected. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. To protect another image. press <0> again. The menu will reappear. To cancel the image protection. press the <M> button.42). the protected images will also be erased. Image protect icon protect it. To exit the image protection. If you erase all the images (p. you must first cancel the protection.

you can erase multiple images at one time. it cannot be recovered. protect them. 2 Press the <L> button. The Select [Erase]. then image displayed will be erased. Once an image is erased. select [Erase images].L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. 3 Erase the image. 171 . then press <0>. Protected images (p. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen.170) will not be erased. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. press <0>. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. 1 Select [Erase images]. Under the [3] tab.

press the <u> button. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. to be erased. To also erase protected images. Press the <L> button. The images will be displayed. press the <I> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. To erase other images. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. repeat step 3.L Erasing Images images]. To display the three-image display.42). all the images in the card will be erased. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. then press <0>. To return to the single-image display. Select [OK]. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. format the card (p. 172 . 4 Erase the images. The selected images will be erased.

you can switch the shooting information display. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . 173 . the movie icon <k/ >. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. the 73 file size is displayed. recording size <A/B/C>. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. * For movie files. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. <G> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. recording format <D>.

the darker and less prominent the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. By checking the image’s RGB histogram. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the darker the image. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the brighter the image.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. If there are too many pixels on the left. and blue). while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. 174 . The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). the brighter and denser the color. green. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the respective color information will be lacking. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. If there are too many pixels on the left. the color will be too saturated with no detail. The more pixels there are toward the left. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. the highlight detail will be lost. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the shadow detail will be lost. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The gradation in-between will be reproduced.

quantity to print.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. etc.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p.Printing Images Printing (p. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. 9 175 . The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.

4 Turn on the printer. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. see the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. To connect to the printer. 176 .Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. 2 SetFor details. Some printers may make a beeping sound. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. up the printer.

make sure it is fully charged. 4 hours is possible. 3. Press <0>. To find out what’s wrong. Before disconnecting the cable. On the print setting screen. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. select [Print]. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. Movies cannot be printed. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. printing up to approx. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. Press the < The image will appear. For direct printing. 2. do the following: 1. 6 Playback thex> button. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. it indicates a problem with the printer.184). 177 . With a fully-charged battery. first turn off the camera and printer. Press the <x> button to playback the image.

The paper size. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed.180). and layout. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. Sets the paper size. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. 0 2 Press <print>. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.then press Select [Paper settings]. 3 Select [Paper settings]. see the printer’s instruction manual. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The paper settings screen will appear. type. type. Some settings might not be available. <0>. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Returns to the screen in step 1. Sets the quantity to be printed. 178 . Starts the printing. and layout you have set are displayed.setting screen will appear. For details. * Depending on the printer.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed.183).

179 . then press <0>. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. the print will have borders. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges.185) will be printed. If your printer cannot print borderless prints. will be imprinted. On A4 or Letter size paper. 9. shutter speed. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. lens name.. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. the camera name. ISO speed. white balance. 4. or 20 images on one sheet. then press <0>. exposure compensation amount. shooting mode. The print setting screen will reappear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. * From the Exif data. 8. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. 16. etc. aperture. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. then press <0>. The paper type screen will appear. The print will have no borders. The page layout screen will appear. Option to print 2.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer.

180 . bluish blacks. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors.” The printing will differ depending on the printer.182). No automatic correction will be applied. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). then press <0>. yellowish blacks. The image noise is reduced before printing. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. go to step 5. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Prints in black-and-white with cool. * When you change the printing effects. For details. then press <0>. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Select the desired printing effect. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. If you any printing effects. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.need not set necessary. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. However. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. see the printer’s instruction manual.

144). Select <I>. you can print another image using the same settings.183) has been applied. Set as necessary. Set as desired. it may take longer to print the image. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. then select [OK]. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>. the number of copies will always be 1.183) will not be applied. all the settings will revert to the default. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. Just select the image and press the <l> button. Select <R>. any trimming (p. 181 . If image tilt correction (p. then press <0>. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. necessary.) Also. With Easy printing. 7 Start printing. Set the number of copies.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. (You cannot set the number of copies. With Easy printing. then press <0>. Select [Print]. then press <0>. then press <0>. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. To stop the printing.

The color in the respective direction will be corrected. Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. M is magenta. 182 . A is amber. When [On] is set.255). When [On] is set. When you select [Detail set. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. press the <B> button. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. You can then adjust the printing effect. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. the red eye will be corrected for printing. To adjust the [Color balance]. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. [Saturation]. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . and G is green. the face will be brightened for printing. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted.127) or highlight level (128 .] effects will not show on the screen. If you select [Clear all]. Red-eye corr. B is for blue. [Color tone]. you can adjust the [Contrast]. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast.wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. and [Color balance].]. select the printing effect. use the <S> keys.

Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. Do the trimming right before printing. the size of the trimming frame will change. The print setting screen will reappear. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings].wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. The smaller the trimming frame. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. position. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. 1 On the print setting screen. you may have to set the trimming again. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. 2 Set the trimming frame size. When you adjust the image tilt. and aspect ratio. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. 183 . select [Trimming].5-degree increments. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue.

operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Press <0> to stop printing. etc. For details on how to fix a printing problem. and check the waste ink tank.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. 184 . While trimming the image. the grainier the picture will look on the print. see the printer’s instruction manual. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. no paper. resume printing. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen. The smaller you make the trimming frame.wPrinting Depending on the printer. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. After fixing the problem. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. For details on resuming the printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified.

Select the desired setting.]. and file No. then press <0>. Select [Set up]. date imprinting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. then press <0>. [Date]. Under the [3] tab. 2 Select [Set up]. then press <0>.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. [Print type] [Date] [File No. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. and [File No. Select the option to be set.] 185 . then press <0>. (They cannot be set individually for each image. the option as desired. imprinting. select [Print order].) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order].

RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. the date or file No. [On] imprints the file No. both the [Date] and [File No. depending on the image type. When printing with DPOF. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Prints both the standard and index prints.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. on the print. The print order screen will reappear. the print order may not be possible. select [Sel. 4 Exit the setting. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model.] are set to [On]. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. Press the <7> button. If this happens with your printer. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Even if [Date] and [File No. Next. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. 186 . With [Index] prints. Also.

To return to the single-image display. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. press the <u> button.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print.Image Select and order images one by one. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. To display the three-image display. If you specify more than this. When using a PictBridge printer. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. If you select [Clear all on card]. print no more than 400 images for one print order. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. press the <I> button. After completing the print order. Even if you select “All image”. 187 . all the images might not be printed. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card].

Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. • When you paused the printing. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. If a problem occurs during printing. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. 1 Prepare to print. you can easily print images with DPOF. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. 2 Under the [3] tab. 3 Select [Print]. 5 Select [OK]. (p. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. Under [Adjust levels]. • When you set the index. See page 176.178) Set the printing effects (p. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. be sure to set the paper size. [Manual] cannot be selected. 188 . see page 184. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. If [Bordered] is set. select [Resume].180) if necessary.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. select [Print order]. the card’s remaining capacity was low. Depending on the printer. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. Before printing.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.

Press to select the setting (number). setting.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. 4 Exit the the <M> button. Under the [7] tab.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. Press the <U> the Custom Function No.Fn)]. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. At the bottom of the screen. 190 . Custom Function No. then press <0>. then press <0>. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions.Fn)]. select [Custom Functions (C. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu.144). Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No. then press <0>. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. (C. select [Clear all Custom Func..

196 p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.194 k k k C. C. speed in Av mode p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.195 k C.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.194 p.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p. (Settings are disabled.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.193 p.195 p.) 191 .

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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197 . The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the <L> icon will appear. To verify whether the image is original. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.173).

and [Delete all items] deletes all items. Under the [9] tab. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. 198 . Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. Then press <0>. then Select [Register to My press <0>. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. press the <M> button. On the confirmation dialog. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. To return to the screen in step 2. select [My Menu settings]. Menu].3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. You can register up to six items in My Menu. With [z] displayed. then press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. then press <0>. then Select press <0>. the desired items. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. 2 Select [Register to My Menu].

select [Copyright information]. then press <0>. it will be appended to the image as Exif information.] to check the copyright information currently set. 4 Exit theentering the text. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. Under the [7] tab. setting. Select [Display copyright info. 199 . then press <0>. press the After <M> button to exit. 1 Select [Copyright information]. The text entry screen will appear. 3 Enter text. option. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details].

You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. 200 . Entering text In the bottom area. Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. then press <0> to enter it. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. press the <S> key to select a character. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Exiting After completing the text entry. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2.

etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. 11 201 . system accessories.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features.

do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF.6 or smaller (larger f/number). AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p.) In such cases. computer keyboards. see page 117. see the Extender’s instruction manual. etc.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. etc.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. solid-color walls. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. 202 . (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. etc.48). For details.

Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. After using the camera. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. the DC cord. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. 203 . 1 Connect the power cord. Close the cover. the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 2 Connect the DC Coupler.

204 . Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. During wireless remote control. When focus is achieved.71). delay. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.4 feet from the camera. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. The camera will autofocus. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used.

Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. During Live View shooting and movie shooting.23) attached to the camera strap. eyepiece cover. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. use the eyepiece cover (p. To prevent this.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 1 Remove the eyecup. 205 .

it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.] can be set for [External flash func. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. the flash will fire at full output only. In other words. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. setting]. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite.147). When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. For detailed instructions. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function.] to be set. only [Flash exp. 206 .

Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. shoot in the manual flash mode. or slower.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. 207 . the flash can be fired at full output only. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. It might not fire.

208 . If you set [Disable]. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. (p. Select [Connection info. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I).] to Press <0>. please check with the card manufacturer. select settings].31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. please check with the card manufacturer. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. set [Enable]. use of the card is not permitted.]. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. To set up. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). transmission. then press <0>. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. Without approval. 4 Display the connection information.

For details. 209 . airports. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. auto power off will not take effect. For transferred images. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. During the image transfer. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version.58). H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. The battery power will be consumed faster. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. Because of the transmission function. 6 Take the picture. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu.] is set to [Disable]. it may still transmit a signal. In hospitals. see the card’s instruction manual. If the image transfer does not work. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. Turn the camera off and on again. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

211 . *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *4: For autoexposure only.Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. [Remote control] can be set.

Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. [y] Shooting 3. / 4 sec. 1. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 2. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. [7] Set-up 3. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. 212 .Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. / 8 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes.

213 . 400 / Max.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. / 2 min. 800 / Max. 3200 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 1 min. / 4 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 15 min. / 8 min. 1600 / Max.

day) and time (hour..Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. sec. min.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. month.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. (C.

]. / 30 min./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. comp. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. no AE lock / AE/AF. [7] Set-up 3. / 16 sec. / 10 min. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction. / 1 min. The [y] Shooting 3. the [Expo. Under the [2] tab. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. / 30 sec. Live View function settings 215 . About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. WB Shift/BKT. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

If there is a problem with the battery charger. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>.26). disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card.24).26). Recharge the battery (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. 218 . When the image recording is completed. If this happens. Press the <B> button (p.44). Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.31). the power will turn off automatically. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.

the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. The image is out of focus. a picture cannot be taken. Auto power off is in effect.24).37. Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. set the IS switch to <1>.107.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. The card is not properly inserted (p. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. press the shutter button gently (p.31). set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. To prevent camera shake. If the card is full. the number of possible shots will decrease. 69). Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p. 123).36. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. Purchase a new one.31.33). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. 171). or focus manually (p. The camera turns off by itself. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.31). Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. 219 . 37).

then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. see page 42 or 224. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. This also applies to movie shooting (p. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. If a card error message is displayed.194).Fn)] menu.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. or [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. ISO 100 cannot be set. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable].). speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. ISO 100 can be set (p. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.134). If you shoot at night when the background is dark.193). the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. ISO 100 cannot be set. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. 220 . If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. When I use the <f> mode with flash. etc. the shutter speed becomes slow.134).194).Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. [Low]. If it is set to [Strong]. The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.Fn)] menu. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].

the respective operation noise will also be recorded. To find out the card’s read/write speed. The movie shooting terminates by itself.109). Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. This is normal.135). movie shooting will stop automatically. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. If the card’s writing speed is slow. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. etc. 221 .. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. When a movie is played. If you use flash. camera operation noise can be heard. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. 59 sec. movie shooting may stop automatically.

The image cannot be erased. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. If you use a card which already has images recorded. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. If the image has been protected. If Adobe RGB is set.140).Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. 222 . The file numbering does not start from 0001. If the LCD monitor is dirty.170).40). it cannot be erased (p. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. use a soft cloth to clean it. It will return to normal at room temperature. In low or high temperatures. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. Set the color space to sRGB. the first character will be an underscore (p.96). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).

169). and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.167.29). If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. No image appears on the TV screen. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. In such a case. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.180). [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. The card reader does not detect the card. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. 223 . Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. The correct date and time has not been set (p. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.214). What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer.169).

erase unnecessary images. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera.Error Codes Error No. Countermeasures No. Turn the camera off and on again. Operate the power switch (p. an error message will appear. The built-in flash could not be raised. or format the card (p. Clean the lens contacts. 42). Operate the power switch. 10. Remove and insert the card again. 16). 01 02 05 224 .13. Follow the onscreen instructions.27). on again or re-install the battery.27. Cannot save images because card is full. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 04 Replace the card. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. If there is a problem with the camera.27).31. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. or format the card (p. 40. Turn the camera off and on again. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 80 again. write down the error No. 42). Turn the camera off and 30. Card cannot be accessed. remove and install the battery pack 70. Operate the power switch (p. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty.31. or use a Canon lens (p. 171. Replace card. 26) * If the error still persists. replace the card. 50. 20. 60.

AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.3 x 14. Flash). User Def. 1. 17. 8.3 Auto. SDHC memory card. 1 .50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. 4. 18. Manual.0 JPEG. Tungsten light. single-lens reflex.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. White fluorescent light. Cloudy. Neutral.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Shade. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 . Portrait. SDXC memory card 22. Monochrome. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx. 17.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Landscape. Preset (Daylight. Faithful.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2.

6400 Auto. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3.4 USM lens.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. 95% Magnification: Approx. AI Focus AF. ISO 100 . Night Portrait. aperture-priority AE. Flash Off.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments). depth-of-field AE. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. 0. Close-up.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. Landscape. AI Servo AF. Creative Auto. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 . ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto.5 .Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. Program). Sports. shutter-priority AE. Portrait. 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.0 .18 (at 23°C/73°F.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 .+1.

Available range varies by shooting mode. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots RAW: Approx. 3 sec. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max.) • Flash Retractable. auto pop-up flash Guide No. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled. to 30 sec.7 shots/sec. self-timer with 10sec. 1/4000 sec. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . (Full Auto mode). continuous shooting.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode.: 13/43 (ISO 100. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. to 1/60 sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range. delay and 10-sec.4 USM lens.. approx. or 2-sec. Max. 3.

Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 165 MB/min. 165 MB/min.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 60p: 59. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.94 fps. 50p: 50. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .976 fps.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . 1.7 cm (3 inches) with approx. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H.97 fps. 25p: 25.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.04 million dots Approx.00 fps. 330 MB/min.4 USM lens. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx. 24p: 23. 330 MB/min.

Single image + Info (Basic info. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 9-image index. approx. 4-image index. histogram). HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. approx. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . video/audio OUT. detailed info. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3.5mm dia.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. by shooting date. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. by movie.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 1. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. jump by 10 or 100 images.5x .

8 x 97. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.5 mm / 2. 52 g / 1.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.2 in. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 . Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.9 oz. 475 g / 16. Weight: Approx.1 x 3.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .7 x 1.4 x 55.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.1 x 3.8 oz.8 x 3. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.8 oz. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.40°C / 32°F .6 x 2.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 43°F .1 x 3.0 in.40°C / 32°F .7 oz. 82 g / 2. Weight: Approx.2 mm / 1. Approx.3 mm / 5.40°C / 43°F . (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .7 x 1.5 x 0.4 in. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .1 x 15. 82 g / 2.104°F During shooting: 0°C .9 oz.4 in.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.40°C / 43°F .5 mm / 2.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .5 x 75. 530 g / 18.

6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . diameter x length: 68.8 in.6 x 1.25 m / 0.5-5. Weight: Approx. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.4 in.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . magnification: 0. 200 g / 7.49 m / 1.1 x 5. 231 . field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.0 x 4. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.61 ft.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .0 x 4. Weight: Approx. diameter x length: 75.8 in.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . (at 0.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .4 x 101 mm / 3.45 m / 1.5 x 70 mm / 2.82 ft.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.8 in.0 oz.82 ft.9 x 19.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 .36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3. (From image sensor plane) Max. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.7 x 2.25 m / 0.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. consult the respective lens maker.5-5.3 .2.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (75 x 112 mm / 3. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . (327 x 503 mm / 12.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.48 ft. 455 g / 16. magnification: 0.0 in.1 oz.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.67 x 45 mm / 8.

Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. HDMI logo. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. etc.” * Notice displayed in English as required. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.21 (also called “Exif Print”).0 and Exif 2. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire.g.. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. 232 . and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC.. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. LLC. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. HDMI.

It may cause an accident. Be careful not to get burned in the process. power sources. . death.104°F).) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. and clothing. accessories. heat generation. and material damage. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. . or emits smoke or fumes. When using flash to photograph an infant.Do not short-circuit. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. and explosions. skin. consult a physician immediately. If a child swallows the battery. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock.Do not use any batteries. smoke. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. do not exceed the recharging time. . This is to prevent fire or an explosion. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. chemical leakage. and fire. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. . skin. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. disassemble. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. This is to prevent electrical shock. changes color. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. It may impair the person’s vision. 233 . etc. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. It can cause blindness or skin problems. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. deforms. Also. See a physician immediately. • If excessive heat. and accessories not specified in this booklet. excessive heat. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. follow the safeguards below: . or clothing. keep at least 1 meter away. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery.40°C (32°F . • During the recharging. remove it immediately.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . connecting cables. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water.

Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. Doing so may cause injury. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Otherwise. If the surrounding is dusty. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. check if it is allowed. • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. . Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. . High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock.When unplugging a power plug. . grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. Doing so may damage your vision. cut. If the product does not work properly or requires repair.Always insert the power plug all the way in. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire.• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. . • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. Also do not twist or tie the cords. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. . • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. or oily.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. 234 . • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. follow the safeguards below: .Do not scratch. • Do not use paint thinner. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. benzene. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. humid. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.

European Union (and EEA) only.g. Cd = Cadmium. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. waste authority. please contact your local city office. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. in accordance with the Battery Directive.. (EEA: Norway. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. e. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. For more information about the recycling of this product. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste.canon-europe.com/environment. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.

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........45......................... 123 SDHC/SDXC..................................97............................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure).............156 640x480 ...........................................148 2-sec......... 169 Camera Camera shake.................................. 55 Cable ..................... 64.................... 208 Format..20 Battery → Power 237 ...........160............................................... 93 Built-in flash............................................. 79........ 96 Color temperature ....................................... 13........... 160...................................................................................................67 Aperture-priority AE ............................ 70 Contrast............71 4............................................. 2 Center-weighted average metering ...............27............................... 82 Bulb .. 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)................ 31 Card reminder ................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer.........148 2nd-curtain sync.........160..... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ...37 Card........................... 92 Continuous shooting........ 99 Color tone............. 92 A A/V OUT........... 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ... self-timer .................or 9-image index display.. 138 Black-and-white image .....32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).......................................... 35 .85 Adobe RGB..................80 Audio/video OUT......... 143 Camera shake .............................. 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off............. 138 Eye-Fi................. 144 Holding the camera......... 76..... 32..... 224 SD speed class .......................... 112.. 36 Settings display....... 31..............................131 1st-curtain sync........................ 169 Access lamp... 2..........................................................80 B B/W (Monochrome).........................131 Battery Grip ...................................... 106 Clear settings ...................67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ..... 216 Beeper................................................................................................. 3................... 167........ 134 AEB..... 52 Color space ......................... 42 Problem.........................131 1920x1080 ....................67 AI Servo AF..........76 Basic Zone modes ..........................................Index 1280x720 .......96 AE lock................................. 84 C C (Creative Auto) .....89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF)...............

........... 49.............................................. 98 Flash exposure compensation......................224 Evaluative metering ....................151 E Erase (image) .................................. 206 FE lock.............36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF. 42 Frame rate.......................................... 117................. 147.................................................. 71 Dust Delete Data ................................ 46 Full HD .........185 Drive mode .....................................................23.................................... 47...............190 List. 68 AF-assist beam.............................191 File number . 47..... 66....................20 Custom Functions..... 64 External Speedlite......... 149 Effective range ......... 56 Flash-sync speed. 147 Red-eye reduction .. 117.................................114 Faithful ...... 46 Focus lock ................................. 69 Focusing AF mode .. ..............203 Depth-of-field preview.............................. 131 Full Auto ...................................................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ..... 120 Out of focus . 64 2nd-curtain sync .......................86 Exposure compensation ............... 48 Focus mode switch ..............190 Clear all ..... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)..................... 132........................ 140 File size ..... 202 Recompose. 123...... 69........................... 64 Custom Functions........................ 48 Format (card initialization).................... 206 Eye-Fi card ...... 88 Focus confirmation light ....... 194 Beeper ..............16........................29 DC coupler............ 93 Firmware Ver...... 160 D Date/Time . 131........................... 214 Flash .............................. 77 Digital terminal ........98 238 .....................................Index Copyright information........................................................... 33.............. 72................................................ 88 Flash off ... 131 Full High-Definition...................................................................70.................................. 192 Menu setting ................................176 Dioptric adjustment .............................199 Creative Auto ...................................................................................... 65 Flash exposure compensation .........208 Eyepiece cover ........... 202 Manual focusing...............147..... 148 Built-in flash ....171 Error codes ........................................55 Creative Zone modes .82 Dial......76 FE lock.......141 External Speedlite....................................................... 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) .............................87 Extension ..... 113 AF point selection ..........................

............ 139 Display switching .................................170 Rotate ............................................ 104 Live mode (AF)..... 58..................Index Function availability table................................................................................................ 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO ..............................110...210 Image dust prevention................. 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ..................................... 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction.............. 21..................34 Landscape.............................174 Index.............................. 113 239 .. 173 View on TV .. 134 H HDMI.......173 Highlight detail loss ...................168 High-Definition ... 33 ........112..................................203 J JPEG ...... 155 Menu screen ...........................158 Playback .. 62 Auto.................................................96 Image Auto playback .................. 13 Auto off.......................................160......... 156 ISO speed ............................. 167 Highlight alert .................................................. 63 ISO expansion ........35 Attaching/Detaching .. 146 Brightness adjustment .. 151 Image review time .............. 157 L I ICC profile ........131...................... 63 G Grid display ................................. 159 Shooting information.......................... 20 Image-recording quality. 146 Shooting settings display ..................142................ 40 Screen color...165 Erase ........................ 44 Image playback...173 Highlight tone priority .....................................................................................62...... 30 LCD monitor ................................156 Jump display (Image browsing).............. 160.............................. 51.... 75 Language selection ................... 155 Protect ......................157 Magnified view......................................................... 197 Image Zone ......160.................... 18 Lens..... 167 Image area.......... 138 Image verification data .......58................. 72 Index display ..... 72 Jump display ...............................171 Highlight alert......................173 Histogram ......................174 Household power .............................................................................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) .......

............ 132 Frame rate .................................................. 131 Playback ....................................................... 54 Night scene ......... 60 PAL. 193 Long exposure .............. 127 Manual focusing...........112............................... 70....... 198 N Neutral...... 84................................................ 131......83 Magnified view ..............113 Grid display ..........................112 Possible shots . 74........................107 Focusing......................... 120 Microphone . 195 Mode Dial.............. 66 P P (Program AE).................................................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ....................................................69................................... 193 Nomenclature... 162 Recording size .......................................... 66 One-Shot AF ...................109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format..................................106.........................................................134 Mirror lockup .. 134 Still photo shooting........ 131........................................120.................... 164 Enjoying ............ 160 File size..... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ... 43 M M (Manual exposure).................................. 16 .Index Live View shooting..................................................... 129 View on TV ...83................. 131 Recording time.. 123 Sound recording .................... 131 Manual exposure shooting........ 134 MF (Manual focusing) ... 214 240 ................ 167 My Menu ..................................218 Manual exposure ...........................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings .........42....................................................22 NTSC ........................................................... 127 Movie crop ......................212 My Menu...40 Metering mode.........86 Metering timer........................................................ 76 Night Portrait ................69................. 120 Maximum burst .....................198 Setting operation ............................... 132 Shooting..........20 Monochrome............................ 124 Editing out first and last scenes ................... 160........ 158 Malfunction ......

..................................60 Program shift ........................ 142.....24 Switch .................................................................... 109 Recharge ............................................ 72 ................... 133................................................104 PictBridge.....86 Peripheral illumination correction .... 54...27...........183 Trimming........185 Printing effects ............... 150.... 92 Shooting information display ..28 Household power......72 Playback ........179 Print Order (DPOF).................................27 Printing...................... 109 Power Auto power off . 65 Release shutter without card.................................179 Paper settings...203 Possible shots ......183 Program AE ................178 Partial metering.........91 Selection........................ 233 Saturation ........28....................... 155 Portrait ...................................... 204 Revert to default settings.......................... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)........74 RAW+JPEG.... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ..............................Index Paper settings (printing)........... 71. 139 Battery check...28......................... 159 S Safety warnings.................... 144 Rotate (image)........... 110. 24 Red-eye reduction ........94 Pixels ..................... 126...................................................38 Quick mode (AF)...... 182 Tilt correction .................................170 R RAW .................................58.................... 93 Sharpness .................... 71 Sensor cleaning............................................................................. 72 ....74 Recharge................................................................................. 57.................................. 27..118 241 ...75 User defined ......180.............................................176 Page layout.................................38 Quick Control screen ......50............ 31 Remote control shooting... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ................... 75 Possible shots.61 Protect (image erase-protection).......................175 Picture Style Adjustment..............................................................

..51 4 (Close-up) .................. 102 Correction ....................................18 Shutter button ............................................................................ 214 View on TV........................52 5 (Sports).....................................................50 3 (Landscape) ........................................................................................85 M (Manual exposure) .....134 Speaker.....165 Sound recording ................................ 99 Personal.............60 C (Creative Auto) ................................................................37 Shutter-priority AE ............. 36 Volume (Movie playback) .................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ............80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)............55 1 (Full Auto).............................................................. 78 V Video system...... 167 Viewfinder ...............46 7 (Flash Off) .........................................75 Stopped-down aperture .................... 101 Custom ........................123 Shooting settings display ........23 System map...........82 Strap . 169........................................................................... 99 Bracketing...................... 19 Dioptric adjustment ............... 100 T Tone priority ................................................183 242 .......Index Shooting mode...86 sRGB .................................................................93 Trimming (printing).53 Spot metering..............................................................................................................................................49 2 (Portrait) ......78 Slide show .............................96 Standard ............. 163 W WB → White balance White balance .... 160......................162 Sports..............................78 P (Program AE) ..54 k (Movie shooting)...216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) ...................53 6 (Night Portrait) ..83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ..20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ..

......246 p...............251 p..Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ..................Image-recording Quality ..........255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..250 p.......Creative Zone Modes ..........d: Program AE ........f: Aperture-priority AE.k Shooting Movies ..........Image Playback .......Z: ISO Speed ........Nomenclature .............252 p.253 p.....257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ....p...............i Drive Mode ..............251 p....249 p.............................Basic Zone Modes ............................Custom Functions ....247 p.....E: AF Mode.A Live View Shooting.250 p..259 243 ................p....252 p......245 p.............................Picture Style .................p.........s: Shutter-priority AE ............................249 p.......S AF Point ...........256 Installing the Software ............254 p.246 p............254 p..Q Quick Control Screen .244 p...250 p..p..Using the Built-in Flash......250 p...

Press the <U> key to select the tab. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 4. press <0>. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 2. After setting the item. 3.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press <0> to display the setting.

then turn the <6> dial to set it. The Quick Control screen will appear.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. press the <Q> button. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. 245 . In the Basic Zone modes (except C).

Black-and-white images. then press <0>. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. see the camera’s instruction manual. then press <0>. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. 246 . then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the quality. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. then shoot. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set.) Press the <Q> button. then press the <S> key to select the function. 249 . You just press the shutter button. and the camera does the rest.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically.

d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. then focus the subject. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. 250 . The aperture will be set automatically. The shutter speed will be set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. If the aperture display blinks. then focus the subject. If the shutter speed display blinks. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>.

While looking at the viewfinder.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. then press <0>. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. 251 . Press the <ZE> button.

Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. 252 . the ISO speed is set automatically. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. When “AUTO” is selected. the ISO speed setting will be displayed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. then press <0>. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button.

To change the Live View settings. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. 180 shots 253 . use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.

Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To stop movie shooting. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . press <A> again. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. press the shutter button. To shoot still photos. Press the shutter button halfway to focus.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. 256 . edit and print JPEG images on your computer. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer.

4 Click [Restart]. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. If not necessary. The software will not be installed correctly. 257 . “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. B When installation ends. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. the window for Step 4 appears. To download images from the cameras. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). remove the CD. 5 Once your computer has restarted.Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. uninstall the software.

and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. 3 Click [Install] to start installation.4 .6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. To download images from the cameras. When installation ends. On your computer’s desktop. 258 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. uninstall the software. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. 5 Remove the CD. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon.10. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 4 Click [Finish]. the window for Step 4 appears. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). If not necessary.

1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. 2 Open the CD. Then select your language. Then select your language.pdf files. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. 259 . 2 Open the CD. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format).pdf files. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. To save the PDF manual to your computer. Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. 3 Double-click the START. Double-click on the CD icon. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. To save the PDF manual to your computer.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6.

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